463: The Semiconductor Innovation Revolutionizing The Refrigeration Industry

Feb 11, 2018


source site Today’s cooling technologies are seriously uncool. Hospitals, pharmacies, and grocery stores rely on dated refrigeration systems that depend on bulky compressors, uses noisy fans, and cause harmful emissions – a system simply not fit for the modern world. To solve this problem Tony Atti took a route no one else would even consider: semiconductor technology.

His company, Phononic, is now a $158M venture-backed company with major investors, including Tony Fadell and Jenny Lee. Phononic has been a CNBC Disruptor 50 Company two years’ running and recently won Business Intelligence Group award for innovation. Phononic is innovating semiconductor solutions that revolutionize cooling and heating. The Company’s disruptive solid-state approach displaces compressors, heat sinks, and fans with products that are smart and sustainable.

Backed by a diversified and global mix of venture and private equity investors, Phononic’s products can be applied to everything from refrigerators to fiber optics, removing the barriers of traditional incumbents and ushering in a new era of cooling and heating.

I invited the CEO and co-founder, Tony Atti onto the show to learn how Phononic is revolutionizing the 100-year-old refrigeration industry and the way we cool everything from soda to flu vaccines and fiber optic cables.

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Tony is also an experienced and entrepreneurial Energy & Technology Executive, Technologist, and Investor. Strong portfolio company start-up experience covers all phases of the deal cycle and includes deal sourcing, due diligence & capital structure, investment & active monitoring, and accretive return on invested capital.

Proven record of executive leadership includes venture financing, technology commercialization, strategic partnering and negotiating joint venture relationships. Recognized for strong leadership abilities, excellent interpersonal communication skills including presentation and facilitation, as well as the ability to liaise between business, technical and product development arenas.

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